Business + Pleasure Combo: How to be a Connector + Make Your Own Tiny Candies
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(The combo class is $28; on the next page, you'll also have the opportunity to add on a $3 donation to the Red Hook Initiative to assist in hurricane relief efforts.)
Join us for a whole new type of class. Over the course of an afternoon, you'll take two very different classes and learn two new skills: candy-making and the art of connecting. Afterward, hang out for a drink or two and get to know your awesome fellow classmates and new best friends.
How to Be a Connector
Everyone knows that one person who knows everyone. If you want to learn gardening, they have a contact. A job in finance, check. A voiceover artist to coach you in starting your new podcast? Easy. But how do your peers know so many people, and how do they organize them?!
Learn about the art of being a connector (and what that even means), and what responsibilities and cautions come with it. You’ll also learn how to realize the network you already have and do the right thing with it. While this isn’t a class to learn about good networking practices in the traditional sense, you will leave with a better sense of the nuances of connecting meaningfully.
This class is perfect for people with a genuine interest in learning the art of using a Rolodex of contacts wisely, and for those who just want to appreciate how the magic happens. A willingness to participate in brainstorming and groupwork with an open mind is a must. Please don’t sign up if your primary goal is to get business cards to add to your collection...even though that very well might happen!
Make Your Own Mints and Other Tiny Candies
Don't find Altoids to be curiously-strong enough? Let's make some.
Gum paste candies have a tragic name but are in fact the best do-it-yourself candy. They're quick to make, easy to flavor, and not terribly likely to injure you.
Whip them into tiny cinnamon altoids, peppermint candy cigarettes, sour lemon sprinkles or a thousand other options. Want to go sugar-free? No problem.
We'll be whipping up a batch of gum paste and fashioning it into your very own custom-flavored candies. You'll leave with some very flavorful confetti.
Note: if it's important to you, this class will be using egg whites!
Each class is about 90 minutes. After the class sessions, we'll hang out, have a drink or two and get to know one another. It will be the best.
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